System time in BIOS keeps changing?

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  1. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    Ever since my re-install, i haven't been able to keep my system time consistent. i changed it in the bios to the correct time and now, everytime i rebooot, it drops back 3 hours. i'm doing the bios time change correctly and saving before exiting and it'll show the new time in windows...until i reboot.

    any suggestions?
     
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  2. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Check the time zone in Windows. Windows will compensate for this and adjust the system time, including the BIOS.
     
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  3. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    If its not the timezone you could have a bum motherboard battery but it wouldn't make sense that it consistently changes by three hours. Maybe there is a temporary problem with the NTP server you are syncing with.
     
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  4. jbogli

    jbogli Chimp

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    Hey there,
    How old is the machine? Could be the BIOS battery is starting to wane on you. I had this problem with a laptop until I swapped out the BIOS battery.

    Justin
     
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  5. RenegadeRick

    RenegadeRick 98th percentile on my SAT & all I got was this tin

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    That's my guess. NTP server or windows time zone. Something like that.
     
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  6. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    It's all the CoD 4 ....it's setting the time back 3 hours so that you think you still have time to ride.
     
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  7. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Sounds like it is stuck in a worm-hole. I would use it for day trading.
     
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  8. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    Brand new MOBO, just built it up two weeks ago.
     
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  9. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    haha..i'm an idiot...again. it was the time zone. i guess i was California dreamin' again.
     
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  10. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

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    Ditto. Could be a bum battery.
     
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    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    "bum battery" aka "Ralph battery"? ;)
     
  12. SK6

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